Synonyms for fang

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First he has to be broken in, to learn "the law of club and fang."

"It's a wise fellow who wrenches forth the serpent's fang," shouted he.

By this time tomorrow, I hope that we will be forever done with the law of claw and fang.

She's done for at lasht—an' blade to fang, in open foight ye've knoifed her!

They were savages, all of them, who knew no law but the law of club and fang.

The cold-blooded snake that had stung her met the fang of the cobra-capella.

"That's a compromise, I reckon," observed Holgate with a grin, which showed his fang.

He had always torn at the edges of the hole with fang and claw.

There is no poison like the love of a profligate; the fang of an adder is not more potent.

Stand away, officer, cried Fang savagely; let him if he likes.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English fang "prey, spoils, plunder, booty; a seizing or taking," from gefangen, past participle of fon "seize, take, capture," from Proto-Germanic *fango- (cf. Old Frisian fangia, Middle Dutch and Dutch vangen, Old Norse fanga, German fangen, Gothic fahan), from PIE root *pag- "to make firm, fix;" connected to Latin pax (genitive pacis) "peace" (see pact).

The sense of "canine tooth" (1550s) probably developed from Old English fengtoð, literally "catching- or grasping-tooth." Transferred to the venom tooth of a serpent, etc., by 1800.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FANG

claw

nounnail of animal; tool shaped like nail of an animal
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